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Poster: RBNW....new and improved! Date: Nov 29, 2009 11:42pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: knowing it was a big ship that could barely be steered, but if anybody could steer it, it was him.

They're never going to tell me, "Play it more like Jerry" or "less like Jerry." It's always, "Do what you think is right." http://www.rollingstone.com/news/story/7235470/the_immortals__the_greatest_artists_of_all_time_55_grateful_dead

This post was modified by RBNW....new and improved! on 2009-11-30 07:42:00

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Poster: user unknown Date: Nov 30, 2009 3:40pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: knowing it was a big ship that could barely be steered, but if anybody could steer it, it was him.

Thanks for the link!

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Poster: angular Date: Nov 30, 2009 4:12am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: knowing it was a big ship that could barely be steered, but if anybody could steer it, it was him.

Nice article. Kind words from a great player. My favorite PLF period is with him and Herring.

That said....A 55!? Rolling stone has always had it in for the Dead in my opinion. Always bad reviews on albums and being referenced as a nostalgia act or has beens. Oh well, to each their own.

Here is a list where they make #34. What is funny is the bands ahead of them.

http://www.avrev.com/top-100-bands-of-all-time/top-10-rock-bands/index.php

Technical ability 65???????
Live performance 46???????

The Stone temple pilots score higher on innovation???????

Are these people on crack?

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Poster: Cliff Hucker Date: Nov 30, 2009 4:45am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: knowing it was a big ship that could barely be steered, but if anybody could steer it, it was him.

"Rolling stone has always had it in for the Dead in my opinion. Always bad reviews on albums and being referenced as a nostalgia act or has beens"

Seems ike a pretty fair and accurate assessment of the band, to me...

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Nov 30, 2009 6:06am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: knowing it was a big ship that could barely be steered, but if anybody could steer it, it was him.

I must agree. The studio work, while at times impressive, was, as a whole, way below what they produced live. These guys needed the crowd to feed off of (and, in the later years for Jerry at least, more than a few Twinkies). And, c'mon, how can you not think of these guys as a "nostaligia" act? We sit here and discuss endlessly versions of songs they played on a regular basis for 30 years. But calling them a nostalgia act in now way takes away from the brilliance they could put on display regularly. Who cares if it was nostalgia? When its this good, it don't matter to me.

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Poster: patkelleyPA Date: Nov 30, 2009 8:16am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: knowing it was a big ship that could barely be steered, but if anybody could steer it, it was him.

I've always kind of taken offense (on behalf of the band of course) to the nostalgia act label. I agree that it's hard to ignore that many people at the shows were there for some type of '60s throwback thing. But I think that most people who were and are really into the music were there just for that and for the friends who were there for the same reasons. a lot of the music sounded pretty modern and some of the jams were downright avant garde right up to the end.

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Poster: mcgannahan Date: Nov 30, 2009 10:07am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: knowing it was a big ship that could barely be steered, but if anybody could steer it, it was him.

what, people in their sixties going to see the rolling stones aren't there for nostalgia as well? who really cares why they bought a ticket. if they got it, great. if not, no big deal. i stopped trying to turn people on to the dead because most people just cant appreciate that kind of music. they lose interest if the song exceeds three minutes.

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Poster: Solo Head Date: Nov 30, 2009 10:36am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: knowing it was a big ship that could barely be steered, but if anybody could steer it, it was him.

If RS had a sense of accuracy/humor, they would have named the Top 100/Immortals, left a blank page, followed by:

"And then there was The Grateful Dead"

nuff said

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Poster: patkelleyPA Date: Nov 30, 2009 10:55am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: knowing it was a big ship that could barely be steered, but if anybody could steer it, it was him.

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Poster: gallese antico Date: Nov 30, 2009 4:35am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: knowing it was a big ship that could barely be steered, but if anybody could steer it, it was him.

Consider the search - 2005 By Warren Haynes.

That is a pretty big ship these days. Now he's trying to get 30K a solo show and everyone knows "everything is big in texas", right. The Merry Pranksters started on the 1964 Presidential Campaign "A Vote For Barry Is A Vote For Fun"
Warren helped stop the fun !